Paul Stanley Slams Rock Hall As “Tainted”

Kiss vocalist says it’s no honor being inducted

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The upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction is going to be awkward, according to Courtney Love…who is basically promising to make a scene in April at the Barclays Center when Nirvana makes it in.

She wasn’t talking about Kiss, of course, who will also be making this year’s induction somewhat awkward.

Paul Stanley from Kiss keeps running his mouth in interviews, and slamming the Rock Hall for basically taking its sweet time in honoring his jokey band.

He says in his most recent that it’s “no” honor: “It was done begrudgingly and because it had become absolutely ludicrous that they were choosing to ignore us.

“At the end of the day, most people don’t realize that the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame was a privately created establishment and that it has a self-appointed board,” he says. “It’s a perfect case of perception becoming reality. People heard ‘Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’ and gave it credibility. So whether it deserves the title has to be weighed against who it inducts.

“So was it an honor to be nominated? No. It means a lot to the fans and I understand it because it’s validation for them. So for that reason I accept graciously and accept on their behalf. My feelings and my ambivalence about the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame hasn’t changed any. Their attitude is elitist and it doesn’t reflect the public. It reflects a small group who dictate who meets the criteria that they set up as ‘rock and roll.’

“I’ve always felt the spirit of rock and roll meant not only ignoring your critics, but ignoring your peers and going your own way. I think we’ve done that pretty much with few exceptions for 40 years. So that same criteria that kept us out has not gotten us in,” he explained.

Stanley concluded: “I scratch my head a little and I also take issue with a certain arrogance within that group. Nonetheless, I look at some of the inductees and any club that has Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and The Who and The Beatles and The Stones is company I don’t mind being in and my feelings have nothing to do with any of them, it purely has to do with a system which I think is tainted, corrupted and distorted.”

He’s right.

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